What are you doing now?
I am enrolled in a PhD programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. My background is very useful, as many branches of biology are becoming increasingly data-driven and rely on mathematical and computational methods. As a first-year student, I am doing modules that range from population genetics to machine learning.
Soon I will be starting research rotations. The first one is a collaboration between the Department of Biochemistry and Microsoft Research: I’ll be looking at creating Boolean gene regulatory networks and examining their properties using formal methods. For the second rotation, I’ll be working at the Sanger Institute, attempting to uncover gene variants associated with complex diseases. I’m looking forward to using these experiences to determine the focus of my PhD
Alumni Profile added: Oct 2015